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Reviewed by Linda on 8/4/2022

Excellent job. Clean and professional

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by James on 3/5/2022

James & Tristan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only was the team collaborative with us they were considerate, accommodating and did a fantastic job with our garage conversion. Highly recommended.

We are a period property restoration company. Specialised in lime pointing, brick restoration/paint removal and lime rendering. We also cover property services with our other main trades including painting and decorating, damp proofing and chimney works.

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Reviewed by Deborah on 24/11/2021

Marcus was knowledgeable about the property and what was needed. His quote was also very reasonable. We will definitely be using this company for the work we need.

We specialise in all type of carpentry services in London and surrounding areas,from installing shelvs,fitting doors, to fitted wardrobes and new storage units,fit kitchens,flooring,decking etc. Don't hesitate to call us for a free quote!

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Reviewed by Nicolas on 24/1/2022

Excellent work. I will happy to use his services again.

Welcome!   We love gardens and the beauty they bring to your surroundings, however, gardens require work which we understand you may not have the time to invest.  This is where we can help.   Our family run business offers reliable, friendly and affordable garden services which will make the most of your garden and outdoor space.  We carry out the work enabling you to simply enjoy the pleasure of a well maintained garden. What we offer Whether your garden is small or large, simply needs mowing or a complete overhaul, we can assist to ensure you get the most from your garden.  Here are just some of the services we offer: Clearing overgrown gardens, tidying, managing shrubs   One off garden clearance Regular maintenance Lawn care Flowerbeds,  Containers & Baskets Hedge Care Decorative Coverings Wood protection Fencing Patio & Drive Maintenance Overall care for your garden including planting, pruning, weeding and mowing   Regular mowing, aerating, feeding and scarifying to maintain and improve your lawn   Creating raised beds, digging new borders and care for existing flowerbeds including planting, weeding and pruning    Trimming, reducing or planting new hedges   We can provide and install gravel, slate, bark or pebble to compliment or transform the look of your garden   Care for fencing, decking, sheds and other wooden garden features to enhance their look and provide weather protection   We repair and install new fences, or can simply replace panels or posts to your requirements   Pressure washing and weeding to maintain a quality appearance

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Reviewed by Lynne on 12/4/2022

Still waiting for him to turn up and give a quote.

A-S-Taylor established in 1994. specializing in drylining,plastering,demolition and alterations. we are a family run company with many years experience in all aspects of building works.profile picture and photos will be uploaded shortly.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 27/1/2022

Aaron completed soundproofing and plastering for us. He provided a very quick service with a great standard of work. No complaints and would recommend to others. Thanks

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

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Reviewed by Yvonne on 12/5/2022

Thank you. Genuine hard workers did the job at a reasonable negotiable price. Would highly recommend.

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Elise on 13/1/2022

Saby and his team were incredible to work with. They brought brilliant suggestions and were able to adapt the remodel to our flat which is old and therefore not straight or symmetrical. They were efficient and quick in doing the job but still paid close attention to the details. Would highly recommend them.

I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new properties. We specialise in Garage Conversions start to finish, full renovations and all building alterations. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Fully insured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by James on 11/12/2021

Great job on a garage conversion. Clear communication throughout and went out of his way to support with additional small jobs. 100% recommend.

Dedicated tradesmen who carry out quality assured work and will not leave until the clients are 100% satisfied with the work that's been undertaken.

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Reviewed by Sally on 8/2/2022

Marlee was very good. On time completed the task quickly and efficiently. Was friendly knowledgeable and cleaned up. I would use Marlee again and would recommend to others

PJR is a Closely Family Run Business Run by Father and Son based in Essex. With over 35 years in the Plumbing and Heating Industry we have built an extensive reputation for our Perfected work. We have a wide range of both Residential and Commercial clients, including homeowners, landlords, architects, surveyors, designers, managing agents, schools, churches, property developers and main contractors That we offer a complete property maintenance service. In addition to offering Our Plumbing Services we have expanded over the years and now take on many other service such as Electrical, Building and Roofing Work

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Reviewed by Praveen on 28/2/2021

Got a pump fitted as we have very low pressure in shower, due to gravity fed system. Jamie had to visit mulutple times to suggest alternates and finally fitted a silent pump, due to which we all are happy with the setup - get to do proper shower. Job was done neat, and with patience. Took care in covering with mask, and also maintained distance for safety.

Hi there we are a plastering and building company We are a family run business Our aim is for customer satisfaction on every job Over 30 years exp All trades back up No job to small or big We cover Edinburgh lothians Fife Scottish Borders Kitchen & bathroom specialists the complete home improvement specialist Same day estimates Free estimates and advice

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Reviewed by JACK on 17/5/2022

Exellent father and son team .Everything went as planned definitely deserve the 5 star rating or more!!

Building for your comfort!

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Reviewed by Phebe on 20/5/2022

Great job done on my garden. Punctual and very professional service. I will happily recommend and use again. Thanks Andrei

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Terry on 26/4/2021

Came to assess job. Quote promised that evening (21 April). Nothing heard since despite follow up attempts to contact by phone and message. Very disappointed.

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by DEE on 23/9/2020

Never came back with quote. Clearly not interested in the job which he could just have said on site. I won’t use rated people again.

Calling me to quote via Rated People is the best way to contact me for the quickest reply and best prices. If I happen to miss your call, please leave a message and I'll call you back on the same day In light of the current situation we have made a few changes to how we are now working. Quotes where possible can be given via pictures, contact can be kept to a minimum, gloves and masks can be worn during any time spent in your home and all payments can be made via bank transfer upon completion of all works. With over 20 years’ experience in the plastering trade and 8 years of Rated People positive feedback, I provide a first-class plastering service, including damp proofing and ceiling repairs. I have exceptionally high standards of workmanship, which is reflected in my 50+ positive reviews

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Reviewed by s on 6/5/2022

I will start with thank you very much, Sean is a man of his word, clearly a highly skilled tradesman, polite courteous and trustworthy arrived on time and carried out the works required to a more than satisfactory finish, in a very timely manner and to the price as agreed, which i believe was very reasonably priced, is very efficient and extremely tidy in his endeavours i would highly recommend his services, he will be my first choice in the future for any plastering works

We are a very responsible and accurate people with high standard of work. Attention on details and happy costumer is our priority. Painting, tiling, floor,dry laying, plasterbord,tape jointing, plastering is our service for you.

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Reviewed by Oluwakemi on 23/3/2022

Alan was just the man for the job, very good with the job. I am very pleased with the job and I will recommend him again and again. His price his reasonable and affordable. He was very specific of when he will finish the job! And he did before the day! with a good Job...very happy with his job.

Welcome to ACG&sons Building ( Bi fold door specialist supply and fit 3 week turn around ) We are a gang of bricklayers with over 25 years experience each. With combined over 75 years The three us make up a team of experienced builders with a wide variety of skills. We hold nvq and city and guilds. in drainage foundations /ground works /slabbing /block paving /concrete floors /underpinning damp damage and all other structural works . we hold levels 1 /2/3 city and guilds in brickwork and stone work We also have many years experience building houses extensions garden walls garages any thing that involves bricks and blocks and mortar We hold full insurance and public liability Also all work carried out will be warranted for 8 years All quotes are free with no obligations But there will be charge for any insurance quotes (this will be for extra office work) Works will be subject to legal contract on certain projects and £10k and over Please take time to view the gallery for pictures of previous projects

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Reviewed by Martyn on 7/5/2022

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

At Cymraeg Construction, building work has been at the heart of our family for generations with skills, knowledge and training passed on from one to another, even in the day to day running of the business we can call upon over 40 years experience from my father who is an integral part of the company and has made us what we are today with a passion for quality that shines through on every job we undertake. Covering all of South Wales, you can be sure to rely on us to undertake any project you may have from conception to completion, we can take care of all aspects of the build including planning and skilled tradesmen in all trades, let us deal with all the complications and timings as we project manage the process to ensure everything is done correctly and to schedule all while keeping you informed every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation estimate on any work you may have. Cymraeg Construction.

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Reviewed by Glyn on 18/1/2022

Good work but painfully slow and continually extended finish date. There were however, a couple of extenuating reasons.....but literally a couple. A few of small jobs still need to be completed but unfortunately, still waiting.....and waiting....and waiting for him to call back. If he does, I may alter the rating.

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Reviewed by Christopher on 7/12/2021

The guys arrived as arranged and carried out the work required they were very courteous and cleaned up after themselves, would recommend and I will be using again for future projects.

Hi i am a local plastering company established in 1994. I am time served and have been in the trade for 32 years I have extensive experience in all aspects of internal and external plastering damp proofing and decorative plastering as well as tiling and floor screeding

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Reviewed by Helen on 15/3/2022

Professional and friendly. Prompt service, would recommend

Most of our work is related to screeding , insulation and tiles. Providing top quality work at accessible prices

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Reviewed by Kevin on 12/3/2022

Excellent, work to a very high standard, very professional great guys to use thank you

Surrey Hills Plastering and Damp Proofing are based in Dorking. We travel all over Surrey and the surrounding areas, offering plastering and damp proofing services. I am a PCA qualified technician we can also offer insurance backed guarantees. We take immense pride in being honest, polite and reliable. We won't leave your home until you are totally satisfied with both the end result AND our workmanship. We rely on our excellent reputation and we are always mindful of maintaining it.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 18/2/2019

Surrey Hills did an excellent job on the rising damp in my dining room. Tidy, friendly and extremely efficient. Fair price too. Absolutely recommended.

Artisan Builders are a small company who have been trading for over 30 years around the Essex and Cambridgeshire area. We have a wealth of experience with a range of building works and trades. We aim to provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

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Reviewed by Lynda on 2/4/2014

First Class Company. We found Trevor and his people very courteous and friendly and they are most reliable.We are very satisfied with the work carried out.

We are a family run building company, we cover a wide range of works from joinery , building, landscaping and maintenance, We have over 20 years experience and pride ourselves on our professional ability to adapt to each of are customers needs Thank you ,,and hope to help you with your job whatever the size big or small

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Reviewed by Mark on 20/2/2022

Raymond was very quick to respond and extremely helpful, will use again

17 years of experience of construction industry.Educational training at Industrial High School.

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Reviewed by Abhijith on 23/1/2020

He was excellent and the only trade person who was able to confidently say that he could build this toilet and delivered it on time. Not only that he also helped us with other fittings around the house with minimal charges. He is definitely a go to person for any of our future building works

We are at highest quality builders. All aspect of building work. Please book appointment at our show home in a Caversham

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 4/11/2021

Wojciech was a delight to work with. He was meticulous, honest, sincere and very good craftsmanship with the beam installation. His price was unbeatable and his communication, professional and neatness after the work done exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend him for any house improvements and would rehire him for all my projects in future. Thank you Wojciech and team you are not only good tradesmen but also lovely human beings to work with. So glad to have worked with you all!

I am very serious worker and many years to be. Big team to make any thing to do Free quote for the all my costumer

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Reviewed by Clare on 12/5/2022

I was so impressed by Sorin & his team. From first meeting Sorin gave me confidence that he’d do a good job & he certainly didn’t disappoint. The team worked super hard, were very friendly, polite & respectful. They really made sure everything was done well, nothing was too much trouble & the end result is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much to all the team!

I have been in the trade for many years & I'm very experienced, I'll give the best quoteation no job to big or small!

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 9/4/2022

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/6/2021

Really pleased with the job that Steve and his team carried out. We had windows and a back door replaced as well as a full kitchen re-fit. All the work was done to a high standard by friendly reliable tradesmen. I would highly recommend SB builders.

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

Over 20 years experience in all aspects of the building trade. Bricklaying, Groundwork's,complete restoration. I pride my business on customer care, and aim for 100% customer satisfaction. PTS construction will provide qualified experienced and honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Carol on 27/1/2016

Pleasant man, good at his job.

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

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Reviewed by ian on 16/12/2010

Very happy with the work Mosaic did. They did 2 bathroom makeovers, they were let down by a tile supplier which delayed our timetable but in general the team were good to work with, focussed, and listened to what we wanted. Also very helpful on design, selection of materials, and adjusting for problems discovered when ripping out the old bathrooms. I would be happy to recommend and use them again.

EJ Service has 15 years of experience in painting, decorating and paint spraying. Our customers are always very satisfied with the results. We make sure our job is done to perfection!

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 11/3/2021

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RJG Carpentry offers a professional , friendly, reliable service at very competitive prices all in one package to improve your home or business, WHY MOVE? JUST IMPROVE! All aspects of carpentry and building works undertaken

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Reviewed by Amber on 26/7/2017

Rob and his team were fantastic. Rob's pricing and quote was completely transparent and fair. Whenever he came up against unexpected issues, he was quick to problem solve and we really valued his guidance. We are delighted with our new playroom, utility room and shower room.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

M Grubb Soundproofing & Joinery. Over 10 years experience Supply and fit various soundproofing products. Specialise in soundproof walls/floors/ceilings Specialist in laminate and hardwood flooring. Free Quote. Competitive Prices

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Reviewed by Gareth on 7/9/2021

Mchael and his team carried out new flooring along with sound insulation in bedroom and hallway , good job done in both. A small squeak did appear in hallway after a week, and michael was out the next day to quicly fix it. All in happy with both jobs.

A three man team, each with over 35 years experience in the construction industry, providing a reliable, competitive and professional service.

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Reviewed by Chris on 15/6/2021

Superb job done by Paul and Mark. They had a solution for every issue that this old House had to give. I would recommend them without hesitation. Top job.

I am a local, reliable, fully insured and qualified plasterer. I have been in the trade for over 15years. I find honesty works best with every customer as its a relationship. We focus mainly on internal plastering as its what we do on a day to day basis. For a free quotation or advice on what needs doing do not hesitate to contact me.

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Reviewed by susan on 15/3/2022

Had soundproofing to 2 alcoves,and plastering, very professional, explained what was being done ,good price ,really pleased, would advise anyone to hire phelim and his work mate lovely lads.

At Mg decor we offer all trades and take on all projects big or small with certs handed over at end Plumbing : Joinery Electrical Decoration Builders Interior/ Exterior work Taping Tiling Wallpaper hanging Residential properties Commercial units Hotels

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Reviewed by David on 5/4/2022

Amazing service . curtious prompt and Amazing service. Would give 6 star if available

JL plastering & Venetian Design, a qualified, professional and quality service in all aspects of Venetian plastering/Design, plastering, rendering and other building work.

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Reviewed by Alistair on 1/2/2022

Honest and hard working. Provided very good assessment of the damp issues I had before providing a quote. Finished job is excellent.

RMH Contractors, reliable East Coast Builders in Bridlington have been carrying out quality building and plastering work for both domestic and commercial customers along the East Coast of Yorkshire for over 15 years. 

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Reviewed by Steve on 12/5/2021

Had part of my garage soundproofed and partition wall put up. Richard did a fantastic job and was very polite and on time. Would highly recommend!

We are a St Albans based, with 25 years experience. We specialize in extensions, refurbishments and all types of building work. Our team are City and Guilds trained, Gas Safe and electrically certified. Our aim is to deliver high quality work.

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Reviewed by Patrick on 20/6/2019

Good job thanks

we are professional property maintenance covering all types of plastering roofing repairs garden maintenance hedge cutting new fences pressure washing & property repairs friendly & efficient. very competitive rates work guaranteed 20 years in the trade

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Reviewed by Bob on 11/5/2018

Russell replaced two rotten supports on tiled front porch. First class workmanship, matches the rest of the porch. The long support was angled and required intricate joints . Well pleased would reccomend Russell anytime. A fair price too Bob

BEYOND SOUND is a family run business based in Glasgow and serving domestic and commercial clients in the wider area of Central Scotland. We design, supply and fit quality Audio Installations & Sonos Systems, Home Cinema Design and Installation with bespoke joinery and acoustics if required, State of the Art CCTV Systems and Noise Control Solutions for your home and business. HOME CINEMA & AUDIO - What better way to come home and relax than catching up on TV, Movies or Sport in your bespoke Home Cinema? Our in-house Sound Engineer can design and build your amazing home cinema or multi-room audio/entertainment system which will be tailored to your budget and needs. We can use an existing room, or re-purpose another room like a garage or loft to install a 100+ inch screen, professionally set up surround sound and acoustics and integrated LED lighting. The results will entertain your family (especially the kids!) and impress your friends. There isn't a more immersive experience to be had at home. CCTV - Our CCTV Systems are high quality and state of the art. Compatible with your mobile device, with 7 day recording, night vision, motion detection and wireless capabilities, you can protect your family and property for less than you think. Don't wait until it has already happened, secure you're home now! NOISE POLLUTION & SOUND CONTROL - This can be a problem for anyone living in close quarters with other people. If you have a noisy neighbour, a loud business next door or need to dampen the sound coming from your own house or a specific room, we can help. With years of experience in this area, we are able to assess your problem and work with you to deliver a solution. OUR PROMISE - We do everything with genuine passion and care over our work, and go all out for 100% customer satisfaction. We can be trusted to respect your home whilst working as quietly and cleanly as possible. We only use the best equipment and materials for your budget and pride ourselves on delivering the very highest levels of workmanship and customer service. We work as efficiently as possible, without compromising on quality. All installations are carried out by a qualified Engineer and all work and equipment is guaranteed for a minimum of one year. So, whether you need a new way to listen to music or immerse yourself in film, require a CCTV System to protect your home or have to block out that noisy traffic, we can help you realise your goals on time and in budget.

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Reviewed by Chris on 7/2/2019

I got Beyond Sound in to soundproof the floor of my wee home studio and the results were even better than I had expected. Massive improvement in acoustics and a massive reduction in noise to the flat below. Not to mention that Steven was a pleasure to deal with and full of additional advice on how to make the room sound even more so like a professional recording studio. He even went out of his way to get the leftover materials cut to size so I could make my own acoustic panels for the walls! Absolutely outs

No matter what size of your building project, our team of multi-skilled, fully qualified tradesmen. All of whom provide the highest quality of building maintenance workmanship, whilst working to the latest health and safety regulations, can help with any aspects of general building works from a drain to a roof

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Reviewed by Deb on 21/12/2021

Polite, efficient and good job done. Thanks! Would use again! :-)

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Sound Proofing specialists - what you need to know

Soundproofing uses various methods to block or absorb unwanted noise.

You may want to soundproof your property to stop external noise from neighbours or traffic. Or, you might want to stop noise leaking out of your property, if you like to play loud music for example. Soundproofing can also help reduce noise between different rooms in a property.

Soundproofing won’t completely wipe out unwanted noise, but it can significantly reduce it.

How much does soundproofing cost?

The cost depends on the scale of the work you’re having done. The average cost of soundproofing a single wall can range from £800 to £1,600.

What does soundproofing involve?

It depends on the type of noise you need to block, where it’s coming from and how much of it you want to block out.

There are 2 basic types of noise: airborne noise describes sounds like voices and music. Impact noise is the sound of something hitting something else, like a door slamming or a drill going through paving. More extensive work may be needed to deal with this type of noise.

Windows, floors and ceilings are where noise problems tend to arise, particularly in flats.

Ways of dealing with noise can include:

  • Double or triple glazing – this can help block sound from entering and escaping, especially if combined with good sealants around the windows.
  • Secondary glazing
  • Doors – a solid wood door will help block out unwanted sound.
  • Carpeting – putting down good-quality carpets, combined with noise-reducing underlay, can help absorb sound, stopping it from travelling from upper floors.
  • Silicone caulking – this seals up gaps in your walls that sound can travel through.
  • Acoustic panels and acoustic tiles – these can be attached to ceilings or walls to absorb noise.
  • Double walls and lowered ceilings – these work by creating a cavity between the lowered ceiling and the real ceiling, in which sound is absorbed. They’ll reduce the space in your property, but not necessarily by much.

Find out more about how to soundproof your property 

What causes problems with noise?

Many older homes weren’t built with modern pastimes in mind – like watching TV and listening to amplified music, while some modern homes are poorly insulated.

In 2003 regulations came into force to ensure new-builds and conversions have an approved level of sound insulation. If you live in an older property, however, soundproofing could be the answer.

What materials are used in soundproofing?

A wide range of materials can be used to block and absorb sound including mass loaded vinyl (MLV), foams, rubber and specially designed plasterboard.  

All materials are given a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating depending on their ability to block sound, and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating or Sound Absorption Average (SSA) to show their noise absorption.

Softer materials generally absorb more sound than harder materials. So if you want to reduce the amount of sound coming from your flat, go for carpet rather than laminate.

What qualifications does your soundproofing specialist need?

Different types of tradespeople can carry out soundproofing work, depending on what you need, so you won’t be looking for a specific qualification.

Here are a few questions you should ask of your tradesperson:

  • Are they specialists in soundproofing rather than general building?
  • Can they give you examples of when they’ve solved a problem similar to yours?
  • What warranty do they provide?

Do you need planning permission for soundproofing?

It depends on what you’re having done and where you live. For example, you may need permission to change your windows if you live in a conservation area. For more information see the Planning Portal website

What about insurance for soundproofing?

As with all building work, you’ll need to check your tradesperson has full public liability insurance. This covers them if someone is injured or property is damaged because of the work.

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    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.

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